Loon Echo protects land in two main ways: conservation easements and transfers of land. All land proposed for conservation passes through a review process to determine if the land has suitable conservation values as well as other factors.
Are you a landowner? Find out about your conservation options here.
Download our landowner booklet, “Working Together to Conserve Land.”
Learn more about our efforts to protect forestland in the Sebago Lake watershed here.
Learn more about invasive plants– how to identify and remove them.
Visit the national Land Trust Alliance’s website to learn more about how landowners benefit from land conservation, the economics of land conservation, and additional conservation methods available to landowners.
To learn more about current use property tax programs in the State of Maine, click here. Qualified landowners with forestland, farmland and/or open space may apply for a reduced property tax rate through this program. Your local town’s tax assessor can answer questions about this program and can help you determine if your land qualifies for the use tax rate.
To better understand the economic studies that demonstrate the benefits of land conservation, parks and open space, visit the Trust for Public Land’s website where they offer multiple studies and resources.